paratransit

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paratransit

(păr″ă-trănzĭt) [″ + transit]
Transportation shared by a number of individuals or agencies to deliver patients or nursing home residents to specific facilities or services. Paratransit vehicles share some elements with municipal buses and private cars that meet immediate personal transportation demands. They are typically wheelchair-accessible vans or buses. They can be contracted to be available on-call or may make scheduled trips between health care facilities.
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This compares to the three Dial a Ride buses the council would operate at maximum capacity," reports Cllr Coppinger.
Hillary Smith, of Rhuddlan, has held the position at Dial a Ride (North Denbighshire) Ltd, which is based in Rhyl, for about 10 years and has been a trustee since it started in 1997.
The Newtown event is run by community transport charity Newtown and District Dial A Ride.
Margaret, 59, herself fighting breast cancer, said the Dial A Ride service had been "been like a lifeline".
Conservative parliamentary candidate Matt Wright and Rhuddlan Cllr Ann Davies at Dial a Ride HQ in Rhyl
Terri, for whom a trust fund has been set up, and her family will be in full Santa suits on the day for the fourth Santa Race in aid of the charity Dial a Ride.
REDCAR and Cleveland Council is hoping its Dial a Ride service can be just the ticket for a national award.
Newtown and District Dial a Ride has had to take all aspects of the event into account and have come to this decision.
Recently Newtown and District Dial a Ride received a letter from Sue Essex, Transport Minister for the Assembly, saying that the Assembly was looking at introducing free bus passes on the Dial a Ride service, the only accessible transport in Powys for the young, elderly and people with mobility problems and people who are socially excluded.
CONSIDERATION of possible cuts to the operating hours of Middlesbrough's Dial a Ride service have been put on hold.
Last year's event raised more than pounds 150, 000, with the cash split between Dial A Ride and charities selected by the runners.
AT our recent community meeting we read the letter Dial A Ride Disaster (20.05.08) and, like E S Robinson, we could no longer keep our experience to ourselves.